Thursday, November 17, 2011

"I'm moving up the food chain! I'm gonna go chew on something that has a face!"

The movies that are in theaters this weekend are: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Happy Feet Two and The Descendants.

The Descendants is about a man who tries to reconnect with his two daughters when his wife slips into a coma after a boating accident off Waikiki. It comes from the creators of Sideways and About Schmidt, and it stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller, Beau Bridges, Rob Huebel, Judy Greer and Matthew Lillard.

Happy Feet Two returns us to the Emperor Penguins of Anatartica, but this time in 3D. Mumble's son, Erik, is reluctant to dance but soon finds a new role model in a flying penguin called The Mighty Sven. However, Mumble soon has bigger problems when their world is shaken by powerful forces. All the different kinds of penguins must band together to put things right. The movie features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, P!nk, Common, Sofia Vergara, Hugo Weaving, Hank Azaria, Anthony LaPaglia, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt.

In the next chapter of The Twilight Saga, Breaking Dawn, finds Edward and Bella getting married and going on their honeymoon, only to find that the still human Bella is pregnant. The unexpected child brings threats from the nearby Quileute wolfpack and the Volturi vampire coven who govern the vampire world. The returning cast includes Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Sarah Clarke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Gil Birmingham, Kellan Lutz, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Anna Kendrick, Jamie Campbell Bower and Michael Sheen.

I have read the Twilight books and have seen the first three movies so I will probably see this fourth one at some point even though, along with the first three, I am not expecting very much. Happy Feet Two is also not getting great reviews, but is probably entertaining enough if you are planning to take your kids. However, if you want to see a good movie this weekend, then I would suggest going with Clooney's The Descendants.

Also in limited release are: Tyrannosaur, The Lie, Another Happy Day and Tomboy.